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Bible study, Encouragement/Devotional, Faith, Gratitude, Lifestyle, Prayer

3 Ways To Experience A Daily Revival

When someone says the word, revivalwhat comes to mind?

As a nurse, I automatically think of a person being brought back to life, someone’s heart
jolting back to a normal rhythm, or even someone performing CPR and breathing life back into him/her.
Perhaps you might think of white tents, fiery preachers, or nightly church services for a week or two.
I decided to consult Merriam to see what she had to say.

an act or instance of reviving the state of being revived: such as a renewed attention to or interest in something 

https://ladyinwaiting222.com/2018/03/17/weekly-scripture-comfort-anyone
(Don’t you hate when the dictionary gives a definition that has the word in it as a part of its meaning? Thanks Merriam.)
I read a little further and saw this defintion as well.
a period of renewed religious interest; an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings
If I had to go with one definition, I would chose the first one, where it talks about a renewed attention to or interest in something…or Someone.
Sitting in a Bible study a while back, the teacher was talking about the fact that Houston is experiencing revival right now, coincidentally 5 months right after we had catastrophic Hurricane Harvey barrel through here.
Well when I first arrived to Texas, it sure didn’t feel like a revival. (Read about my experience here.)
Yet, behind the scenes God was doing something in me.
Sometimes, while you are waiting for God, it is easy to fall into rut, where you fail to see all that He may be doing in and around you.
We can become so focused on what isn’t happening or what we are waiting for that we miss it and others things in our life suffer.
Your prayer life may be at an all time low or non-existent.
If you are single (meaning unmarried), you may feel hopeless.
You may even be questioning, “What’s the point of continuing to ask God about what I am waiting for anymore?”
But then I began to consider some things as I was asked a question a few days ago about the possibility of experiencing a daily revival with God even in the midst of waiting.
In fact, the question was posed like this and I encourage you to ask yourself this as well:
How do you experience a daily revival with God?

Up until that point, I hadn’t even considered that I could really have a daily revival with the Lord.

In the midst of a storm.

In the drugdery of the day to day.

 

When you may be unhappy with your current season or wondering,

Is anything going to go right in my life?”

https://ladyinwaiting222.com/2018/04/15/true-confidence-missions-trip

As I thought about this, I thought about my time with God.

This is an opportunity to have a daily revival with Him.

As Merriam dictionary mentioned, that very word revival is usually used in the context of an event or a specific time or season in the life of the body of Christ or a local church.

Can I suggest to you that you don’t need anyone else to enjoy a daily revival with Him?

Don’t get me wrong.

There is something to be said when the people of God get together in one place and we experience revival corporately.

Can you imagine how much more powerful this would be if each person was experiencing their own personal daily revival with Him and then came together?!

What a beautiful thought to consider that we can experience personal revival with our Father every day of our lives.

As I thought about this some more, I came up with the Holy Spirit showed me 3 ways to experience a daily revival with the Lord.

  1. Every day, in your quiet time with the Lord, and as you go about your day, make it a practice to repent. This keeps your heart open and free before the Lord. (When my heart is continually cleansed before God, meaning I confess sin as soon as it happens, I feel so free and my heart is full and exploding, which to me is revival!) 
  2. Find opportunities to express gratitude. Try making a list every day of 3-5 different things to thank God for. (It will make it very hard for you to focus on all the things you feel aren’t going right in your life.)
  3. Worship Him. This will look different for every person, but find a song or several to sing to Him daily that expresses your heart. There is something about worship that refereshes, renews and revives your spirit and positions you to hear from the Lord in a different way.

So the next time someone says to you, “When was the last time you’ve been to a revival?” or “I need a revival“, you can tell them confidently,

I have a daily revival with the Lord.

And mean it!

Here’s my personal worship playlist on YouTube that I add to all the time.

References: Merriam dictionary online, First5 devotional
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